Via Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog:
Ezra Klein today runs a year-in-charts post that’s purely the excellent. It includes the Toil Index, by the excellent economist Robert Frank. Basically, it shows why it’s so hard for working people to live decently these days. Working families are running faster and faster just to afford the same things their parents enjoyed, namely decent homes and decent schools for the kids.
No wonder recruiting new activists is such a challenge. We’re all too goddam busy working to protest and get active. It’s the folks who are unemployed who are having to pull the rope the hardest.